I watched this film last night...mostly due to the fact that I live within 30 miles of Aileen's path. I remember most vividly the day she was executed. The press, of course, beat it into the ground.
I was somewhat bored with the movie. Charlize Theron did a fantastic job as most people will attest....it is hard to believe that she, the most beautiful real life person, was transformed into Aileen Wuornos....but what a great job!!! She looked disturbingly like the real McCoy.
I watched the entire movie in an attempt to learn about the person, who we all know was very disturbed for so many reasons. I found it to be very realistic to the sub-life in Florida...such a transient and crime-ridden state. There are so many like Aileen. It is a sad story.
I'm glad I didn't pay to see it in the movies, although I guess I paid just as much for the rental. I would recommend it only to see Theron's performance, which was superb.
It would have been better had they delved more into the life of the girl, not just when she started killing people, and then the aftermath of her execution, what her family is doing, feeling. How about Selby, who never spoke to her again after her arrest.
If there is nothing else available, go for it. Or if you're into the crime stuff, ok. I would have loved to have seen more of the investigation as well. Nothing, except her arrest at the bar.